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Old March 23rd, 2014, 10:14 AM #1
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What would YOU do?

Hey everyone,

I currently own a Ruger 10/22 and a Ruger American in .30-06. Obviously, I have two rifles on opposite ends of the 'power' spectrum so I was wondering what other people would think about this. Would you buy an HBAR now in 5.56mm (due to the possibility of it being outlawed in the future)? That would mean dropping a good amount of money now. Or would you just use that money to pay for the expensive .30-06 ammo and become a really good marksman with that? (I am relatively new to shooting- I've put about 500 rounds through my .22 and about 50 through my -06)

My real question is, is an HBAR style rifle really necessary to own as a civilian? I mean, how likely is it that there will ever be a situation where I would need that sort of rifle? Do many people just buy an HBAR for the fun of it? And honestly, the biggest reason I am even considering an HBAR is the cost of ammo. I am only 20 now and after I finish college I plan to join the Marines so is it even worth putting down the money for one right now?

Sorry I'm all over the place with this question, there are just a lot of factors to consider for me. Thanks for any input on the subject.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 10:21 AM #2
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I hope my AR is never "necessary", but if it ever becomes so I'll be really glad to have it over my .22 or bolt action 30-06.

They're accurate, fun, ammo is cheaper than 3006, and strangely more available than .22.

If you like to target shoot it's a good choice, and if it ever becomes necessary you'll be covered.
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Really "Necessary" To Own As A Civilian???.........

"Need" That Sort Of Rifle???.........
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 10:25 AM #4
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is an HBAR style rifle really necessary to own as a civilian?
if that's your mentality, you have no business owning one.
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"I" would buy the HBAR.

Colt AR-6721, to be exact.

I hope that "I" never have to use any of my firearms against another human being, but, IF necessary, my AR-6721 will serve the purpose quite nicely.
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why?
^^^This could be construed to be a Troll post.

IF you really don't know "why" a civilian would 'need' an AR, then I suggest you read up on current events, including World, National, and Local.

I'd also like to refer back to your original post, with regard to you stating that you plan on entering the military, specifically, the U.S. Marine Corps.

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My real question is, is an HBAR style rifle really necessary to own as a civilian? I mean, how likely is it that there will ever be a situation where I would need that sort of rifle? Do many people just buy an HBAR for the fun of it? And honestly, the biggest reason I am even considering an HBAR is the cost of ammo. I am only 20 now and after I finish college I plan to join the Marines so is it even worth putting down the money for one right now?
Civilians as well as Military personnel have the right and the obligation to preserve, protect and defend this great nation (from all enemies, both foreign and domestic).
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Dealing with stuff that can cause catastrophic failure in your firearms, and injury or death to you and those in close proximity. I treat every step as if my life depends on it.
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why?
because it makes you look like you're here to stir the pot and/or troll. since you don't "see why a civilian would need" an ar-pattern rifle, maybe it's best to stick to forums like DU where you'd seem to be more at home.

you seem like you'd be happier in your ignorance and shooting your rugers. enjoy!


If ignorance is bliss, some folks are just plain orgasmic.
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It seems to me the "need" thing is the mantra of the antis a la Gov Cuomo and others.

Not accusing but it certainly causes one to ponder.
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I've been looking at those Ruger Americans in .30-06 and I wanted an opinion before I purchased one.

I like the safety being to the right and to the rear of the receiver, but it seems awfully loud. When you pull the button back to take the safety off, it goes CLICK!.

The deer may hear it.
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